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Recipe: Clean Eating Turkey Meatballs

Posted Oct 19 2012 2:10pm
Happy Friday!! 

I had such a great week of clean eating, lots of new recipes and old standards making appearances! I also had an awesome week of workouts including a sweet interval run on a sunny fall day! 
I have really been in the fall mood, we carved a pumpkin, roasted seeds, have been eating squash! It's been a real festive few weeks and the temp here in Minneapolis hasn't turned too cold yet. 
I feel like we are still hovering around square one, but there is nothing wrong with going back to basics and moving forward from there. After all Vince Lombardi, legendary football coach was known for sitting his players down and beginning: "Gentlemen, this is a football." I am down for that. 


CLEAN EATING TURKEY Meatballs!  Ingredients: 
1.5 lb turkey 1 cup oats 3 Tablespoons tomato chopped (canned or not) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 table spoon italian spice 1/2 table spoon chopped garlic 1/4 table spoon ground cloves

Mix ingredients well, the cloves give these a very nice, fall feel to them! 

Make into about 20 palm size balls, place on parchment paper or baking sheet and bake at 400 for 20 min!


They were DELISH!! I paired them with mixed veggies all week and loved the quick simple ready to "roll" meals we had. I spent a little time this week running, mostly intervals of 3 min run and 1 min walk. It was a good workout, blasting fat and conditioning! 

PERFORMANCE BASED GOALS
I am back to teaching spin this fall as well, so it's a nice way to start melting the excess off while I build muscle and work on building strength I love when you lean out a little and your muscles begin to really POP! I posted on FB this week about focusing on performance based goals. Meaning if you aim to lose 10 lbs you may not see results, if you aim to do 100 pushups, in DOING that, you will lose some of that weight. Essentially it's a better way to aim for the goal. 
From FB:  Are you hitting a plateau, physically OR mentally? Switch your goals from results to performance based. Instead of aiming for that body fat to go down, or LBs on the scale, aim for doing a certain number of pushups, pull ups or running a certain distance. Performance goals will bring about RESULTS, but not always the other way around!! What's a good performance based goal for YOU?
I am going to work on doing hand stand pushups! WHEW, it's scary, I tried a few already and need a spotter for sure because the mental barrier is bigger than I expected!  Here is yesterdays back and bicep workout: 
Assisted Pull up (30# assist)  Cable curls 17.5 each  Lat pull 100#  Alternating renegade row 25# each three rounds 12 reps
Happy Friday, GIT after it!  




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